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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Teillef:

That is correct, to bring it in line with the adjustment in pension as of that date, and so that students in school during this year would have the benefit of this additional amount.

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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Clause agreed to. [DOT] (4:00 p.m.) Title agreed to. Bill reported.


LIB

Herman Maxwell Batten (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Batten):

When shall the bill be read the third time? By leave, now?

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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Some hon. Members:

Agreed.

Army Benevolent Fund Act

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Teillet moved

the third reading of the

bin.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

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Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic:   CHILDREN OF WAR DEAD (EDUCATION ASSISTANCE) ACT AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE MONTHLY ALLOWANCES
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ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND ACT

AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE


Hon. Roger Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs) moved the second reading of Bill No. C-126, to amend the Army Benevolent Fund Act. He said: I must correct certain of the information I gave to the hon. Member for Fraser Valley (Mr. Patterson) the other day in answering a question as to rates of interest. Reading the statement I had in front of me, I skipped a line and told him the rate was now 3 per cent. The actual figure will emerge from the brief statement I now wish to make. The Fund was established by the Army Benevolent Fund Act in 1947. The original net worth of the fund was $9,293,477. The original interest rate was 2| per cent. The plan for the fund was that there would be prospective beneficiaries for 50 years and that payments for the first 30 years would average $473,000 a year, with much smaller payments during the remaining 20 years. During the last ten years disbursements have averaged approximately $520,000 a year. The net disbursement in the fiscal year 1964-65 was $451,544. The Act was amended in 1952 to increase the annual interest rate to 3i per cent on the first $5 million, and 2| per cent on the excess. In 1961 interest rates were again increased to 4 per cent on the first $5 million and 3 per cent on the excess. These rates are still in effect. The fund has decreased more rapidly than was originally intended and on March 31, 1965 it amounted to $5,552,078. During the fiscal year 1964-65 the fund assisted in 3,085 cases. Because it is considered important that the fund continue to operate in accordance with the original plan, and because interest rates have tended to increase, the bill proposes a rate of 4| per cent per annum for a period of five years, and provides for further quinquennial adjustments in the rate by the Governor in Council. This proposal will result in increased interest payments of approximately $34,000 a year during the first five year period.


NDP

Herbert Wilfred Herridge

New Democratic Party

Mr. H. W. Herridge (Kootenay West):

wish to ask the Minister a question. I presume

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this is one of those adjustments which have to be made in respect to interest rates under the capitalist system, which would not be required under a socialist system.

Topic:   ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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An hon. Member:

They would go up and down like a yo-yo.

Topic:   ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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Alexander Bell Patterson

Social Credit

Mr. Patterson:

May I point out that it was my colleague from Medicine Hat (Mr. Olson) who asked the questions to which the Minister has replied.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Teillet:

That is correct. I apologize.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and the House went into Committee thereon, Mr. Batten in the Chair. Clause 1 agreed to. Title agreed to. Bill reported.


LIB

Herman Maxwell Batten (Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole)

Liberal

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Batten):

When shall the bill be read the third time?

Topic:   ARMY BENEVOLENT FUND ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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Some hon. Members:

By leave, now.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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LIB

Roger-Joseph Teillet (Minister of Veterans Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. Teillet moved

the third reading of the bill.

Motion agreed to and bill read the third time and passed.

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Subtopic:   AMENDMENT INCREASING INTEREST PAYABLE ON MINIMUM BALANCE
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JUDGES ACT

AMENDMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGES

LIB

John Watson MacNaught (Minister Without Portfolio; Solicitor General of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. J. Watson MacNaughi (for the Minister of Justice) moved

that the House go into Committee to consider the following resolution:

That it is expedient to introduce a measure to amend the Judges Act to provide salaries for two additional judges of the Supreme Court of Ontario, one additional judge of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick and one additional judge of the County Court of Ontario.

Motion agreed to and the House went into Committee, Mr. Batten in the Chair.

Topic:   JUDGES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGES
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LIB

Donald Stovel Macdonald (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Liberal

Mr. Macdonald:

As hon. Members know, the proposed resolution to amend the Judges Act will provide compensation for two additional High Court judges in Ontario and one additional judge of the County Court of Ontario-in this case a third County Court judge for Middlesex County-and one additional judge for the Supreme Court of New Brunswick.

The appropriate legislation has already been passed by the provincial legislatures. The Ontario Legislature has acted to provide for the expansion of their courts to accommodate the required number of judges by an amendment to the Judicature Act which received Royal Assent on April 14, 1965 and by the

[Mr. Herridge.)

County Judges Amendment Act which received Royal Assent on April 2, 1965. The Judicature Act of New Brunswick has been amended by the Legislature of New Brunswick, which amendment received Royal Assent on April 3, 1965.

In all cases the necessity for additional judges has been created by the heavy volume of litigation at the Supreme Court level which is perhaps the product of the affluent society in those two provinces. I have been supplied with some figures which indicate the extent to which litigation has grown in recent years. In Ontario there was a notable increase between 1953 and 1965. In 1953 there were 9,929 writs issued and in 1965 there were 18,546 writs issued, an increase of 87 per cent. Of cases set down for trial, in 1953 there were 4,407. This had increased in 1965 to 7,134, an increase of 52 per cent.

[DOT] (4:10 p.m.)

Topic:   JUDGES ACT
Subtopic:   AMENDMENTS TO PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL JUDGES
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